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Topkapi Apartments
Ranked #70 of 1,246 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Very nice, clean, close to the tourist points in Sultanahmet
Really great hosts - very friendly, helpful, speaks very good english - always with a smile on their face - be sure to check their small carpet business and restaurant near the hipodrome - they made our stay there even better

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We were 4 friends staying in the apartment located at the 2nd floor. Our experience at Topkapi apartments was great: the location is perfect, only 5 minutes away from the Blue Mosques, however the building is in a quiet area so you can get good night sleep. The apartment is clean and the kitchen has all necessary, including tea and coffee. The building has a nice terrace with great view where you can relax.
We were pleasantly impressed by our hosts, always willing to help us, give us good recommendations and making everything in their power so that our stay there was great. Great company to talk to and find out interesting things about Istanbul.
I truly recommend this place and we will definitely come back here whenever we will be in Istanbul.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Travelling with a small child, we stayed in the top apartment. It was very clean and well-kept, with excellent cleaning services. The apartment is also in a great location, close to everything. The rooftop terrace was a nice place to relax. The best part of the accommodation was talking with our very friendly and helpful host, Yusuf. We enjoyed going to the affiltated carpet store, Noah's Ark, and highly recommend them if you want to purchase a Turkish carpet. They are the complete opposite of the pushy hawkers in Sultanahmet Square that try to steer you into their stores. It was very relaxing and enjoyable, with no pressure, to look at carpets (and we purchased one, even though we had not planned on it). Yusuf also had several very good recommendations for restaurants and things to see. Thank you to Yusuf and his staff for a great stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Shawn408
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel (second floor apartment) for about a week earlier this year. It's in a very accessible location and is well kept and clean. Plus there is a lovely space up on the roof with some tables and lounge chairs where you can have a nice breakfast or read in the evening. The best part is probably the service; the owner Hamza is the perfect host! Very friendly and approachable. He and his brother Yusef are responsive and eager to make sure you have a great experience in their space, so much so that it felt like coming home to visit family more than anything else. Definitely ask them for recommendations, they're chock full of them. And of course you can't beat the price for the location! Its perfect for families, couples, or friends.

I might have wanted a little bit of a thicker top sheet or comforter, but that might be a personal thing.

Pro-tip: Ask Hamza to show you how to get the stove working so you don't go crazy trying to figure out how to turn on the gas.

Room Tip: Which room you want depends on how much space you need. They're all great and have access to the...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

My friends and I ended up renting 3 rooms in this 4 unit building. The rooms are spacious and well kept. We stayed for 6 nights and the rooms were cleaned everyday. Wifi worked great and we're able to do laundry in the basement. The terrace on the roof was a nice feature but it was too cold to sit out and take advantage of the view. Maybe we could do it on our next trip. The building is within 5-7 minute walk to the major tourist sights such as the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, etc. and is also near the tram.
The owners were responsive and very accommodating and helpful.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed in the second floor apartment with a separate bedroom and sitting room (AyaSofya) for a wonderful week in Istanbul. The location is ideal, with a short uphill walk to the Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The Sultanahmet tram stop is 10 minutes away and very convenient for most travel to the old and new town sites. The apartment is modestly furnished but very clean with daily maid service. The kitchen is adequate for light meals, and the roof top terrace is a nice place to relax. The wifi and air conditioning worked well. Hamza and Yusef were helpful, arranging transportation, recommending restaurants, and just making us feel welcomed. The price is very reasonable for this very convenient, comfortable and well run rental apartment.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Small building with 4 apartments, right behind hypodrome and Blue Mosque by a walking distance. The kitchen is fine to prepare easy meals for the family and the owner was kind and helpful. Also the bathroom is equiped for basic hygiene needs. Air conditioning, internet wifi and washing machine all work perfectly. There is no elevator and staff desk. Cost benefit for a unexpensive stay in Sultanahmet. Yussuf can be readily reached and the cleaner lady supplies towels and coffee everyday. However, the apartment is located in a small street somewhat difficult to find, so be sure to have a good map. Otherwise, the apartment has served well to stay near historical area.

Room Tip: If you have heavy luggage, do prefer the ground floor apartment. Avoid the basement floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Topkapi Apartments

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Demirci Resit Sok. No:11 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 1,246 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £24 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Topkapi Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family friendly apartment hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet, old Istanbul. Within 15 minutes to most major touristic sites. In a residential neighborhood. 4 units, all with private kitchen and bathrooms. Ocean view from common terrace. Rooms look out to a 5th-century colosseum wall. Additional discounts available for long-term stays. Breakfasts and airport transportation available. Reservations available in Japanese. ... more   less 
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